Holiday Concerts

Every December

 The Harper and The Minstrel present:


Featuring: Holiday and Wynter Music from The Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Periods. Accompanied by a variety of Musical Instruments including:

Cláirseach (Irish Wire-Strung Harp)

Gothic Harp

Celtic Folk Harp

Bowed Psaltery

Alto, Soprano and Tenor Records

Irish Wooden Flute

Penny Whistles

Mountain Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

Bowed Dulcimer/Viol

Baroque Guitar


and the vocals of Abby and Jay Michaels


Some of the music for this concert includes:


Cantiga 100

The Basque Carol

I Saw Three Ships

The Wassail Song

Pat A Pan 

The Gloucestershire Wassail

The Boars Head Carol

The Official Bransle

Deck The Halls

Lo How A Rose E're Blooming

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

O Come Emanuel

Good King Wenceslas

The Christ Child's Lullaby

and many more

This Concert has been presented in many New England venues including:

-Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

-Cape Cod's Heritage Museum,  Sandwich MA
-Walpole Public Library, Walpole MA
-Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston MA
-Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe, Lakeville MA
-Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth MA
-Drawbridge Puppet Theatre, Lunenberg MA

-South Boston Public Library, Boston MA

-Warwick Public Library, Warwick RI


To book a Concert at your venue contact Jay Michaels



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Jay and Abby Michaels are members of
Early Music America

 Jay Michaels is a member of

The Historical Harp Society

The Viola da Gamba Society

The Harper and The Minstrel have appeared at many North American Festivals including:

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Florida Renaissance Festival.

 Sterling Renaissance Festival

 Southern California Pleasure Faire

 New York Renaissance Faire

 Georgia Renaissance Festival

 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

 Great Lakes Medieval Faire

 Connecticut Renaissance Faire

King Richard's Faire

New Bedford Folk Festival

 Phoenix Faerie Festival

 ICONS Irish Festival

 Dundee NY Scottish Festival

UMass Center for Renaissance Studies

 Boston Green Fest

   Soule Homestead Folk Festival

 Taunton River Folk Festival

 South Shore Folk Music Club 

 Boston Spring Flower Show

and more

The Harper and The Minstrel have been performing together for over a dozen years


The Harper and The Minstrel